Well I've been too busy lately to upload any new brush sets but I did get some time to upload 56 new free texture images today! They are all outdoor textures of various cement, brick, cobblestone surfaces, etc. There are a few of leaves as well. Hope you like the new stock textures!
Well I want to apologize for not releasing as many textures, brushes, and patterns lately. It's because I finally decided to write a freeware Windows application for viewing, organizing, and exporting brushes to .png's. Go ahead and check it out if you're interested and remember this is version 1.0! Texturemate users can submit feature requests and bug fixes from their Profile Page.
Thirty new texture stock images are up today! They are a mixture of brick, cement, wood, and metal. There are some pretty nasty, cracked, grungy ones. I also uploaded another graphic resource - a pattern set of 30 seamless small pixel patterns! Hope you find them useful! You might notice comments and things are starting to have user avatars; I'm working on getting the site ready for registered users!
I uploaded 75 texture images today of various categories. There are some good wood ones, some decent metal ones. A couple good rock and sand ones in there too! Oh yeah, and a couple nice wall textures.
I uploaded 10 grunge textures I created in Photoshop from combining different source photographs, adjusting colors, and adding effects here and there. They all ended up redish for this group. They are located in either the Digital or Grunge folders.
An effective way to use texture images and stock photos is to turn them into brushes for use in your graphic editor. Both Adobe Photoshop and Gimp allow you to easily create brushes and maintain libraries of them. Brushes are a very effective tool for any graphic artist because you can easily change the size, opacity, and placement of them in your image. You can also change their rotation and shape very quickly. Different brushes can be used for common tools such as the paintbrush, airbrush, and eraser.
Over 200 free textures were uploaded and categorized today, bringing the total number of stock images available to over 1,100! To celebrate, a free texture pack containing 30 high resolution distressed wood textures is available. Get it here:
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My name is Bill Scott; I'm an Electrical Engineer who dabbles as a photographer, graphic artist, web designer, and 3d modeler in my spare time. I created texturemate as my portal to share my own texture images, stock photographs, brushes and other resources I create with others online. I hope you enjoy!